The Best Episodes of Avatar: The Last Airbender

Last Updated: Nov 18, 2018

With the Fire Nation on the brink of global domination, a young girl and her brother discover a 12-year old Airbender who reveals himself as the Avatar. Will this irresponsible kid accept his destiny in time to save the world?

Sozin's Comet: Avatar Aang (4)

#1 - Sozin's Comet: Avatar Aang (4)

Season 3 - Episode 21

Aang defeats the Fire Lord by bending the elements within the Fire Lord and removing his fire bending abilities. After Zuko is taken down protecting Katara from Azula, Katara fights and manages to restrain Azula. Afterwards, Zuko is crowned Fire Lord and promises a better future for the world. Aang takes his place as the next Avatar, changing his attire in the process. Katara finally shows her love for Aang as they kiss in the last scene.

star 9.10
789 votes
Writers: Michael Dante DiMartino, Bryan Konietzko
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Sozin's Comet: Into the Inferno (3)

#2 - Sozin's Comet: Into the Inferno (3)

Season 3 - Episode 20

Sokka, Suki, and Toph try to stop the Fire Nation's air fleet. Meanwhile, Zuko and Azula duel in an Agni Kai and Aang confronts the Fire Lord. On the verge of losing, Aang gets hit in the back of his scar which sends him into the Avatar State.

star 8.80
633 votes
Writers: Michael Dante DiMartino, Bryan Konietzko
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The Siege of the North (2)

#3 - The Siege of the North (2)

Season 1 - Episode 20

Aang returns from the spirit world to a big surprise. Meanwhile, Zhao and his forces continue to press deeper into the Northern Water Tribe. What could possibly stop the fire nation from destroying this tranquil region? If Zhao has his way, nothing. Also, Iroh makes a powerful stand and Zuko struggles to keep his plan intact.

star 8.72
619 votes
Writers: Aaron Ehasz
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The Day of Black Sun: The Eclipse (2)

#4 - The Day of Black Sun: The Eclipse (2)

Season 3 - Episode 11

As the invasion force fights their way to the Fire Nation capital, the kids help Aang to find the Fire Lord in time for the eclipse. But there are a few surprises. Zuko confronts his father and tells him that he's going to join the Avatar.

star 8.55
565 votes
Writers: Aaron Ehasz
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The Crossroads of Destiny

#5 - The Crossroads of Destiny

Season 2 - Episode 20

Everyone races against time to stop Azula's sinister plan. Zuko finds companionship in an unlikely source. Aang's destiny hangs in the balance - and so does Zuko's, as Iroh tells him "it is time to choose."

star 8.51
627 votes
Writers: Aaron Ehasz
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The Puppetmaster

#6 - The Puppetmaster

Season 3 - Episode 8

The gang investigates the bizarre disappearances taking place within an eerie town.

star 8.48
671 votes
Writers: Tim Hedrick
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The Blind Bandit

#7 - The Blind Bandit

Season 2 - Episode 6

In search for an Earthbending teacher for Aang, the kids go to an underground Earthbending tournament called Earth Rumble 6, where they encounter Toph (aka the Blind Bandit), a blind, but powerful Earthbending girl. After seeing her unique style of Earthbending, Aang wants Toph to become his teacher, but there are complications with Toph's family.

star 8.48
731 votes
Writers: Michael Dante DiMartino
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The Avatar and the Firelord

#8 - The Avatar and the Firelord

Season 3 - Episode 6

The tale of Avatar Roku and Fire Lord Sozin is revealed to Aang and Zuko by different sources. Both learn about themselves and are shown the origins of the war.

star 8.45
680 votes
Writers: Elizabeth Welch Ehasz
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The Siege of the North (1)

#9 - The Siege of the North (1)

Season 1 - Episode 19

In the first half of the two-part season finale, Zhao begins to launch his attack against the Northern Water Tribe. As the walls of the prestiged city begin to fall, the Avatar taps into the spirit world and seeks the help of one of the oldest spirits, in hopes of saving one of the most prominent areas of the world.

star 8.45
663 votes
Writers: John O'Bryan
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The Boiling Rock (2)

#10 - The Boiling Rock (2)

Season 3 - Episode 15

Zuko and Sokka make new plans to break out of the prison with Suki, Sokka's father and some others while a shocking twist leaves Azula none to happy with her two closest friends.

star 8.44
577 votes
Writers: Joshua Hamilton
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Lake Laogai

#11 - Lake Laogai

Season 2 - Episode 17

Aang and his friends continue to search for Appa and, unbeknownst to them, they aren't the only ones looking for him. During their search, the kids meet up with Jet, whom they are understandably reluctant to trust. The kids soon realize that the Dai Li are doing their best to thwart the kids efforts to find Appa. Meanwhile, Uncle Iroh is offered his own tea shop in the upper ring, and Zuko discovers the avatar is in the city.

star 8.43
615 votes
Writers: Tim Hedrick
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The Firebending Masters

#12 - The Firebending Masters

Season 3 - Episode 13

While teaching Aang firebending, Zuko finds that he has lost all his firebending skills. Now to regain his powers, Zuko and Aang must seek the original source of firebending within the ruins of a lost civilization.

star 8.42
646 votes
Writers: John O'Bryan
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The Day of Black Sun: The Invasion (1)

#13 - The Day of Black Sun: The Invasion (1)

Season 3 - Episode 10

The day of the eclipse has arrived, and the invasion force gathers together to make last preparations. They infiltrate the island and the battle begins. Meanwhile, Aang searches for the Firelord.

star 8.40
623 votes
Writers: Michael Dante DiMartino
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Zuko Alone

#14 - Zuko Alone

Season 2 - Episode 7

Zuko travels by himself to an Earth Kingdom town were he meets a local boy. The two almost become friends, meanwhile Zuko suffers from flashbacks of his past.

star 8.39
672 votes
Writers: Elizabeth Welch Ehasz
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Sozin's Comet: The Old Masters (2)

#15 - Sozin's Comet: The Old Masters (2)

Season 3 - Episode 19

While on the island, Aang seeks guidance from his past lives, but is not pleased with what he is told. The island, in fact, turns out to be a lion turtle from which Aang is given the guidance he had been seeking. After the tracker is unable to track Aang, the rest of the group decide they must find Iroh. Meanwhile, while tracking down Iroh, the group meets up with The Order of the White Lotus, a group that transcends the division of the four nations. After a discussion with Iroh the team decides to split up: Sokka, Suki, and Toph head to stop the Fire Nation's air fleet, the masters head to reclaim Ba Sing Se, and Katara, Zuko, and Appa head to defeat Azula.

star 8.37
591 votes
Writers: Aaron Ehasz
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Sokka's Master

#16 - Sokka's Master

Season 3 - Episode 4

Feeling as though he isn't contributing enough to the group, Sokka seeks out an elusive swordsmaster from whom he can learn the ways of the blade.

star 8.34
689 votes
Writers: Tim Hedrick
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The Blue Spirit

#17 - The Blue Spirit

Season 1 - Episode 13

While Aang, Katara and Sokka are traveling, Sokka gets a fever. Katara and Aang try to help Sokka, when only Katara catches the fever. It's up to Aang to go up on his own to save his two friends.But before he can get the medicine he is captured by the newly promoted Admiral Zhao and put in Zhao's fortress.Will Aang save Sokka and Katara in time?And who is this strange figure wearing a blue demonic looking mask?

star 8.33
725 votes
Directors: Dave Filoni
Writers: Bryan Konietzko, Michael Dante DiMartino
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The Drill

#18 - The Drill

Season 2 - Episode 13

Having made it to the outer wall of Ba Sing Se, the kids confront a Fire Nation army that is driving a massive Fire Nation drill, which poses an imminent threat to the last Earth Kingdom stronghold. Meanwhile, Zuko and Iroh make crucial mistakes which begin to attract Jet's suspicions.

star 8.33
646 votes
Writers: Michael Dante DiMartino, Bryan Konietzko
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Sozin's Comet: The Phoenix King (1)

#19 - Sozin's Comet: The Phoenix King (1)

Season 3 - Episode 18

Aang struggles to decide whether or not he has to kill the Fire Lord and, during the night, is drawn toward an island which disappears before morning. Zuko leads the rest of the group to the Earth Kingdom to meet a tracker whom they hope can find Aang. The Fire Lord crowns himself Phoenix King and Aang awakens on the island not knowing where he is.

star 8.33
634 votes
Writers: Michael Dante DiMartino
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The Western Air Temple

#20 - The Western Air Temple

Season 3 - Episode 12

Aang and the group arrive at the Western Air Temple, with Zuko in pursuit. Zuko only wishes to be accepted, and help the Avatar, but will the group allow him to teach Aang firebending?

star 8.33
633 votes
Writers: Elizabeth Welch Ehasz, Tim Hedrick
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The Guru

#21 - The Guru

Season 2 - Episode 19

Aang receives guidance from Guru Pathik at the Eastern Air Temple; Sokka is reunited with his long-lost father; Princess Azula has something diabolical in store for her enemies; Uncle and Zuko run their own tea shop.

star 8.32
630 votes
Writers: Bryan Konietzko, Michael Dante DiMartino
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The Desert

#22 - The Desert

Season 2 - Episode 11

Aang searches for Appa, while Katara struggles to keep everyone together so they can survive in the vast desert while Sokaa supposedly gets "high" off Cactus juice in the desert.Meanwhile, Iroh and Zuko seek help from an ancient secret society.

star 8.29
640 votes
Writers: Tim Hedrick
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The Tales of Ba Sing Se

#23 - The Tales of Ba Sing Se

Season 2 - Episode 15

A series of short stories, highlighting different characters and their individual adventures in the city. Tales of Katara and Toph, Iroh, Sokka, Aang, Zuko, and Momo.

star 8.29
637 votes
Writers: Gary Scheppke, Katie Mattila, Lisa Wahlander, Justin Ridge, Giancarlo Volpe, Lauren MacMullan, Andrew Huebner, Joann Estoesta
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The Chase

#24 - The Chase

Season 2 - Episode 8

Tired from trying to escape a machine that shows up every time they try to sleep, Aang and the gang have to escape Azula and her team, but their exhaustion leads to a tight situation. Meanwhile, Zuko must deal with something personal. And Iroh bonds with an unlikely individual.

star 8.28
684 votes
Writers: Joshua Hamilton
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Avatar Roku: Winter Solstice (2)

#25 - Avatar Roku: Winter Solstice (2)

Season 1 - Episode 8

To contact the spirit of the previous Avatar, Aang must reach a temple in the Fire Nation before the sun sets on the following day. There he will learn what he must do to restore balance to the world. Zuko must defy his banishment to follow Aang.

star 8.26
810 votes
Writers: Michael Dante DiMartino
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